June 12, 2015

An instrument that measures pressure. Credit: William Warby / Flickr Creative Commons

1. After ATMs popped up on every street corner, the number of bank tellers actually increased. Author and economist James Bessen explains how technology changes the workforce - and why you shouldn’t be too worried about a robot stealing the corner office.

2. Certain types of stress actually increase your creativity. Teresa Amabile, professor at Harvard Business School, explains why pressure can be a good thing, and says that we can all learn something from the Apollo 13 missions.

3. Studies suggesting that beta-carotene prevents cancer were disproven in the 70s, yet the claim is still cited today. Stanford’s John Ioannidis gives us a peek into the crisis in scientific literature.

And this week's music:

Under Pressure - Logic

Pressure - Company of Thieves

Pressure - Vitamin String Quartet

Pressure - The 1975

Teresa Amabile, John Ioannidis, James Bessen, innovation hub, Daniel Gross, Kara Miller

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